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Lenwebbia sp. Main Range (P.R.Sharpe+ 4877)
Family Myrtaceae
Lenwebbia sp. Main Range (P.R.Sharpe+ 4877) APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree to 7 m high with brownish, fibrous bark; branchlets densely covered with short, ascending fawn hairs.

Leaves with lamina elliptical to obovate, usually 3–12 cm long and 10–25 mm wide; oil glands prominent; secondary venation obscure. Leaves sparingly hairy above with appressed hairs, glabrescent below except on the midvein; apex acute; petiole 3–9 mm long.

Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 6–7 mm long. Hypanthium sparingly hairy. Sepals triangular, obtuse, to 2 mm long. Other details unknown.

Mature fruits 5–7 mm diam., black.

Flowering: Spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in high altitude rainforest in the Main Range in QLD and the Mt Wagawn area of Lamington NP and Limpinwood NR in NSW.

Microphyll mossy thickets on steep slopes
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered
AVH map***

Species reported to be severely impacted by Myrtle Rust.

Text by Peter G. Wilson, March 2018; modified following Harden et al., August 2018.
Taxon concept: Queensland Herbarium.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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